HOW STUFF WORKS
QUIZZES

FOLLOW US
The Xbox vs. PlayStation Quiz
by Staff
The two gaming consoles have been duking it out for the top position since they debuted more than 20 years ago. Which do you know best? Take this quiz to see which reigns supreme!

Which game console was developed by Sony?

  • Xbox
  • PlayStation

When was Xbox introduced to the U.S. market?

  • Nov. 14, 2001
  • Aug. 11, 2001
  • Dec. 1, 2001

How many PlayStation units were sold the first weekend the console went on the market?

  • 100,000
  • 50,000
  • 200,000

What was the price of the first Xbox?

  • $299
  • $150
  • $99

How many units of the Xbox sold within the first three weeks it was on the market?

  • 100,000
  • 1 million
  • 500,000

Which console has the flagship game "Halo"?

  • Xbox
  • PlayStation

True or false: Xbox made Lara Croft a video game star.

  • true
  • false

This game console originally had a 3-D mascot named Polygon Man.

  • Xbox
  • PlayStation

Which game console's original CD bottoms were black?

  • Xbox
  • PlayStation

True or false: The tactical role-playing series "Final Fantasy" is available on both Xbox and PlayStation game consoles.

  • true
  • false

Which console had the popular game "Crash Bandicoot"?

  • Xbox
  • PlayStation

What Xbox executive branded his right arm with the "Halo 2" logo?

  • Peter Moore
  • Bill Gates
  • Scott Guthrie

What was the last original Xbox game before everything else moved on to Xbox 360?

  • "Madden NFL 09"
  • "Gears of War"
  • "Resident Evil 4"

Which game console introduced us to Liberty City and "Grand Theft Auto"?

  • Xbox
  • PlayStation

True or false: "Elemental Gearbolt" Assassin's Case edition is one of PlayStation's top-selling games.

  • true
  • false

Set 1,000 years before the "Star Wars" films, "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic" lets gamers explore a galaxy torn between the Republic and the Empire-like Sith. What console is the game exclusive to?

  • Xbox
  • PlayStation

True or false: The launch of "Halo 2" for Xbox Live was the most successful of any entertainment product launch in consumer history up to that point.

  • true
  • false

When did Microsoft unveil its Xbox 360?

  • March 11, 2005
  • May 12, 2005
  • Aug. 21, 2005

The PlayStation 3 launched in 2006 with all of the following technical specs EXCEPT what?

  • 320 GB storage
  • DVD player
  • Internet browser

Which gaming console has an accessory product with the name Kinect?

  • Xbox
  • PlayStation

Which game console has a dedicated share button on its DualShock 4 controller for easy game sharing and streaming?

  • Xbox
  • PlayStation

In late 2005 Microsoft stopped production of the Xbox. How many game consoles had sold until that point?

  • about 22 million
  • about 20 million
  • about 24 million

What is the successor to the Xbox 360?

  • Xbox One
  • Xbox 720
  • Xbox Live

Which console made "Metal Gear Solid" a household name?

  • Xbox
  • PlayStation

True or false: You can only play Forza Motorsport 6 on Xbox One.

  • true
  • false

True or false: The PlayStation was the first console to allow external memory cards for game storage.

  • true
  • false

Which PlayStation horror series is known as "Biohazard" in Japan?

  • "Resident Evil"
  • "Silent Hill"
  • "Clock Tower"

What Hollywood director was behind the concept of PlayStation's game "Medal of Honor"?

  • Martin Scorsese
  • Steven Spielberg
  • Wes Anderson

True or false: Decoy Octopus was a character in PlayStation's "Metal Gear Solid."

  • true
  • false

True or false: It takes 200,000 button presses to wear out an Xbox controller.

  • true
  • false